Kapolei is a master-planned city in Honolulu County, Hawaii, United States, on the island of Oahu. It is colloquially known as the “second city” of Oahu, in relation to Honolulu. Much of the land is part of the estate of industrialist James Campbell. Kapolei’s major developer is Kapolei Property Development, a subsidiary of James Campbell Company. Kapolei sits primarily upon former sugarcane and pineapple fields.
Other communities in the area are the census-designated places of Makakilo and Naval Air Station Barbers Point (now known as Kalaeloa), the industrial area known as Campbell Industrial Park with its deepwater port, Barbers Point Harbor, and the resort and marina community of Ko Olina, which includes the Disney Aulani Resort and Ko Olina Golf Club.
The Hawaii Department of Education operates the public schools in Hawaii. Public elementary schools serving the neighborhood include Barbers Point, Kapolei, Makakilo, and Mauka Lani. Island Pacific Academy (pre-K through 12), opened as a private school in 2004; Island Pacific Academy is an International Baccalaureate (IB) school offering IB classes to all grades. American Renaissance Academy (pre-K through 12), opened as a private school in 2007 in Kalaeloa, Naval Air Station Barbers Point. Kapolei Middle School and Kapolei High School serve older children with Kapolei addresses.